You can convert your same sex civil partnership into a marriage at:
You’ll get a marriage certificate, dated when your civil partnership was formed.
For more information please visit convert civil partnership on Gov.UK
Conversion from a civil partnership to a marriage
Couples who are in civil partnership can legally convert to a marriage, if they choose to.
Conversions are possible for couples who registered their civil partnership in England, Wales or overseas in a consulate or armed forces base (where the civil partnership was registered according to the law of England and Wales).
Couples can convert their civil partnership into marriage using a simple ‘one stage’ procedure, or a ‘two stage’ procedure where the conversion into marriage is followed by a ceremony.
The standard one-stage procedure
Couples attend any register office or local registration service point for an appointment with the superintendent registrar. They complete a declaration with details about themselves and their civil partnership, together with evidence of their name, date of birth, address and civil partnership certificate.
The couple and the superintendent registrar sign the declaration. The couple can also opt to say the declaration wording aloud to one another before signing (if they wish to do so). The conversion into marriage is registered electronically and a marriage certificate issued.
The two-stage procedure
Couples attend any register office or local registration service point for an appointment with the superintendent registrar. They complete a declaration with details about themselves and their civil partnership, together with evidence of name, date of birth, address and their civil partnership certificate.
At this point they state the name of the venue where they wish to sign the conversion declaration. The signing of the declaration, which can be followed by a ceremony, can take place at the same range of venues where a marriage of same sex couples can take place:
- Register office
- Approved premises
- Religious buildings registered for the marriage of same sex couples
- Premises where a ceremony according to the Jewish faith or the Society of Friends will immediately follow the conversion.
The declaration is made at the specified venue. This can be followed by a ceremony if the couple wish. The superintendent registrar returns to their office and enters the conversion details electronically. A marriage certificate will be posted to the couple.
Please contact the register office if you wish to arrange a conversion. We will be able to give you details of fees and how to proceed further.